Mahagauri, Mahā-gauri, Mahā-gauri, Maha-gauri, Mahāgauri, Mahāgaurī: 6 definitions

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Mahagauri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Mahāgauri (महागौरि).—A prominent river in India. (Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 33).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mahāgaurī (महागौरी).—A river from the Vindhyas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 33; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 28; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 103.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Mahāgaurī (महागौरी) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.32). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Mahāgaurī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Hare-Krsna: Nava-Durgā

Mahāgaurī (महागौरी) refers to one of the nine Navadurgā which literally means the “nine forms of Goddess Durgā”, and constitute, according to Vedic scriptures, the manifestation of Durgā in Her nine different aspects. [...] Each goddess [viz., Mahāgaurī] has a different form and a special significance.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Mahāgaurī (महागौरी):—[=mahā-gaurī] [from mahā > mah] f. one of the 9 forms of Durgā, [Catalogue(s)]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Mahābhārata; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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